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News sketch: The role of the army in Algerian politics

News sketch
News sketch France 24
Text by: Adel GASTEL
3 min

Since Algeria gained independence in 1962, its army has played an important role in the nation's political life, having quickly sidelined political leaders. One of its most powerful figures, army chief General Ahmed Gaid Salah, has just died. Watch our short animated history of the Algerian army's influence in the country.

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